Don’t. Be. Fucking. Douchebags!
It’s really that simple.
Be considerate. That little old Hispanic lady at the bus stop? Help her onto the bus instead of loudly bitching about how she’s going to make you late to your meeting at The Creamery.
Be respectful. This neighborhood was here before you and will be here after you leave. It’s not your trashcan, your toilet or your playground. Understand the history and the culture and the people and act in a manner that isn’t stupidly offensive.
Be sensitive. The traditional residents of this neighborhood are not rich and never will be. Flaunting your wealth and your opportunities is a douche move.
chris tacy. gawker, 11.06.13.
i’m glad (for the most part) of the common (mis)conception that oakland is dangerous, ridden with crime, blah blah blah…
hopefully those false(-ish) fears will keep deterring people from coming to oakland, although the nytimes has named it one of the top cities in the world to travel to, and although a consistent string of good acts come to play at the beautifully renovated fox theater.
cuz we don’t want oakland to become the “new mission”, right??!! (although a sfweekly post i read a couple months back proclaimed that oakland is “the new mission” already. but i disagree.)
there really exist people who live in SF (not native sf bay area peepz) who HAVE NEVER been to the east bay. like wow, wtfsrsly I can NOT be your friend. don’t tell me you’ve never taken BART before, either. (it’s an eleven-minute BART ride SF—oakland.)
but whatever, right? snobby, douchey folks should just stay out. we don’t want you here. you won’t contribute to our diverse city.
they don’t know what they’re missing out on. but hey, more chill space for us. (until the SF rents peak spreads across the bay and we can’t afford it here, either… gotta make more headlines involving shootings? :P)